Originally established in 1963, the Gordon Poole Agency was one of the first agencies in Europe to supply entertainment to the corporate market.

For over 50 years the Gordon Poole Agency has been supplying Celebrity Entertainers, Keynote Speakers and Guest Speakers to International Organisations, Media Corporations, PR Companies and to thousands of private individuals around the world.

We also exclusively represent a number of internationally renowned speakers, presenters and celebrities.

Chairman Gordon Poole is one of the country’s most respected agents. In March 2005, Gordon was elected President of the Agents’ Association of Great Britain, which is the largest professional trade organisation of its kind in the world.

Managing Director James Poole has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years and has worked at GPA as an agent since 1993.

Gordon Poole and James Poole

Both Gordon and James have extensive experience and knowledge in supplying talent and negotiating contracts for conferences, television shows, brand ambassador positions, personal appearances and book deals.

A family business, the Gordon Poole Agency prides itself on having a reputation of delivering a reliable, personal and efficient service offering both the talent and booker a hassle-free experience.

From Black & White through to the world of Digital:

When you contact GPA, you will be speaking with an agent who knows the industry inside out.

With a combined experience of over 100 years, our agents have negotiated contracts for artistes ranging from Diana Dors through to Steve Wozniak, from Status Quo through to Girls Aloud, from Bobby Moore through to Sir Chris Hoy and from Bob Monkhouse through to Michael McIntyre.

For over 50 years, we have worked closely with some of the biggest names in music, business, sport, politics and broadcast.

We have supplied talent for adverts when television was transmitted in black & white (and there were only two channels!) through to contracting celebrities to take part in major international social media campaigns.

To be honest… there isn’t much we haven’t done within the entertainment industry!

View a few of our testimonials from some household names here.

Clients include:

Ernst & Young, BBC, ITV, MTV, The Discovery Channel, P&O, Harrods, Selfridges, Virgin, BP, BMW, Coca-Cola, KPMG, IOD, AstraZeneca, Next, MAN ERF, Britannia, Lloyds TSB, Grant Thornton, Alba Plc, Marks & Spencer, Pepsi, DTI, Norwich Union, Bayer, Bombardier, Mercedes Benz, Bacardi, Disney, Chrysalis, RBS, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Rolls-Royce, Clear Channel, Business Link, English Heritage, Marriott, NHS, Cliveden, Clarks, BT, NatWest, BUPA, Transco, AGFA, John Lewis Partnership, Unilever, British Gas, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Buena Vista, Toyota, plus many more…


Whether your event is in the U.K. or overseas we can supply leading Keynote Speakers, Presenters/Hosts, Entertaining Celebrity Guest Speakers and After-Dinner entertainment to add to the success of your event.  We have one of Europe’s largest portfolio of speakers – an array of speakers from the world of Business, Sport, Comedy, Exploration & Politics.


Motivational Speakers are an asset to any business dinner, event, or conference, and a great way to empower your delegates. Whether you’re looking to inspire, encourage or equip your professional and personal environment, we are confident you’ll find a suitable speaker here.


A good After-Dinner Speaker is the surest way to ensure your guests are satisfied with your event, and are left talking about it long after it ends. The quality of the speaker you book can make or break your event, and it can be difficult to find the right person to deliver what your delegates want.